Move over, Abruzzo - this Montepulciano hails from the Marche (just to the north) and boy, does it impress. This wine sees no time in oak but shows concentration, grip and power, possibly having more in common with Bordeaux than with many Italian wines. On the nose, you'll be greeted with aromas of dark plums, blackberries and cigar box. Rich dark fruit and spice, forest floor and tobacco notes follow on the palate. Partner this bottle with tagliatelle, beef brisket or smokey barbecue.